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  • Bolt throws a javelin 56 meters in practice

    This is rather amusing.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/wa...002948170.html

  • #2
    I already posted this.

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    • #3
      Now, let's give him a shot,a discuss, and a 16' pole..... It is a good bet he won't do too badly in the hurdles or long jump.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dave View Post
        Now, let's give him a shot,a discuss, and a 16' pole..... It is a good bet he won't do too badly in the hurdles or long jump.
        9000 points in his first go round in the Dec for sure.

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        • #5
          Bolt had trouble passing the baton between his hands, what makes you think that he can lift the sprinter's weight high in the vault (I wonder which company would make poles that he could use, given his height, speed and weight).

          Also, given that he cannot be bothered to train for the 400, how do you think he is going to hold up physically (see back issues) and training wise for a decathlon. A Hept would be much more doable for him (1000 vs 1500 where he probably can break 6 but not 5 minutes), and he gets 60m, 60h (if he can train for the hurdles; but his sprint speed is not enough for him to two-step them and his length would be a hinderance, not an advantage, he might be able to break 8 for the 60h and 14 (15?) for the 110h). The SP should be OK with his size and arms (although a similarly built Cato never did well), and the HJ has the advantage of speed and size but his back is likely to be a liability for doing the flop.

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          • #6
            Given the number of technical events he'd have to learn, it's not like he could just jump into a decathlon and get a world-class score. With a couple of years' serious training, why not, but we all know that's not going to happen.
            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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            • #7
              Lavillenie, who is surely more versatile than Bolt, did a decathlon. So did Compaore. Both were good but not great. Who knows what Bolt can do. Probably 8000+ if he trained a season for that, don't know if more.

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              • #8
                Gerd Wessig scored over 8000 and Guy Drut was on course for a similar sort of score before he DNFed the 1500. These are the only two one-event specialists I can think of who performed at world-class level in the modern era.

                Lavillenie might be versatile, but he's too short for a top decathlete.
                Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Powell View Post
                  Gerd Wessig scored over 8000 and Guy Drut was on course for a similar sort of score before he DNFed the 1500. These are the only two one-event specialists I can think of who performed at world-class level in the modern era.

                  Lavillenie might be versatile, but he's too short for a top decathlete.
                  Bryan Clay.
                  You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
                    Bolt had trouble passing the baton between his hands, what makes you think that he can lift the sprinter's weight high in the vault (I wonder which company would make poles that he could use, given his height, speed and weight).

                    Also, given that he cannot be bothered to train for the 400, how do you think he is going to hold up physically (see back issues) and training wise for a decathlon. A Hept would be much more doable for him (1000 vs 1500 where he probably can break 6 but not 5 minutes), and he gets 60m, 60h (if he can train for the hurdles; but his sprint speed is not enough for him to two-step them and his length would be a hinderance, not an advantage, he might be able to break 8 for the 60h and 14 (15?) for the 110h). The SP should be OK with his size and arms (although a similarly built Cato never did well), and the HJ has the advantage of speed and size but his back is likely to be a liability for doing the flop.
                    You clearly don't seem to like Bolt. I don't see your favourite Gatlin doing too much in the way of training for a 400 either, not that I am sure you would think Bolt should be bothered.

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                    • #11
                      Gatlin is not my favorite. I just think that Bolt's talents would not carry him to 9000 in the Deca at this point. Maybe if he were 22, but at about 30 with some back issues and so many years of singular sprint training, he does not have the background to pick up all those other events; having that opinion does not imply that I do not like Bolt. If that opinion on Bolt in the Deca is an indication that you do not like Bolt then I am guessing that you can say the same for several that follow the decathlon fairly closely. I do not think that Gatlin would have a chance at the Deca; Bolt would beat him a 1000 points. [I also think that Gatlin has reached the point where his build up to higher and better training is probably being countered by a decline expected with age and next year will be his swan song also.]

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
                        Bryan Clay.
                        Still taller than Lavillenie.
                        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                        • #13
                          With Bolt's scoliosis he never would be able to train for a multi. Gstlin was what, a 13.65 hurdler? This suggests that he has / had the athleticism for the multis.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
                            You clearly don't seem to like Bolt. I don't see your favourite Gatlin doing too much in the way of training for a 400 either, not that I am sure you would think Bolt should be bothered.
                            I'm rolling my eyes at the mention of "Bolt had trouble passing the baton" - I don't see the relevance. Plus Bolt has won every single major championship relay gold medal since 2008, so whatever issues he has passing the baton between his hands seem minor. It's like some folk can't accept that Bolt is the greatest sprinter of all time and one of the greatest ever (if not THE greatest ever) in the sport of Athletics, and instead want to find fault with every little thing.

                            He threw a javelin 56m - does that mean he'd be good in multis? Not necessarily - it's just an interesting thing that happened, nothing more.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ATK View Post
                              9000 points in his first go round in the Dec for sure.
                              I hope you thought that was as funny as I did.

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